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A New Collaboration Begins!

In my last episode of The Enchant Me Podcast (which has on a bit of a hiatus), I told the story of attending my friend, T. Reilly’s, book signing. Now, he’s become a collaborator on a new, yet-to-be-named podcast.

After realizing how similar not only our love for books, music, and film were – really creativity of all kinds – we also realized that our days of growing up during the 80s and 90s were also similar. Growing up in the South Jersey area, spending time in similar areas like Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore, and discovering a curiosity for independent artists were also throughlines for both of us.

Now, we’ve decided to explore those creative beginnings in a new podcast. While we are still in the beginning phases of development – we still don’t have a name! – we’ve decided to share one episode while we work on recording others and getting our act together to get it published and out into the podcast world.

In Episode 1, we explore a fabled and storied place. A place you could spend hours and get lost in its racks and aisles. A place that sadly, no longer exists. Have you made your guess? If you’ve guessed the video store, you’ve guessed correctly.

You can listen here below or you can check it out on his site.

Ep. 101: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Hi everyone, and thanks for stopping by. This marks the very first episode of The Enchant Me Podcast and I’m super excited to be here and to get started.

Before I dive into the premiere, I want to mention that you can read all about how the
podcast came to be here. In a nutshell, each week I’ll be going on a different excursion that is meant to keep the creative juices flowing and to help me live a more creative life.

The first episode takes us back to post-Edwardian England as my mom and I visited a live exhibition of the beloved PBS show, Downton Abbey. We day-tripped to New York City to experience the Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, which is running through September, 2018.

Part museum, part memory lane, and all dramatic enjoyment, the exhibit showcased many
aspects of the show including sets, costumes and behind-the-scenes info and trivia that is sure to delight the many, many fans the show collected over its six year run.

So take a listen to get the full scoop, and below are some photos that I took to accompany the episode.

From the top left, clockwise order: the kitchen, the bell board, the formal dining table, Lady Mary’s evening dress, Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson’s wedding dress and suit, a selection of dresses including one of the wedding gowns, and Lord Grantham and Henry Talbot’s formal wear.

A transcript of Episode 101: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition can be downloaded here.

Music credits:
Enchanted by PunkCatMusic

Gaena by Blue Dot Sessions
from The Free Music Archive
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